An Assessment of Primary Health Care in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State

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Authors : Ajayi Adeola


The study set out to assess Primary Health Care in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State : It identified the roles played by Kosofe Local Government in the management of PHC in the area: determined the effects of PHC programmes on the lives of the people and communities in the Local Government Area.: and also, examined the problems militating against successful management of the programme.

Primary data were collected through the use of questionnaire and interview method. Sixty (60) copies questionnaire were administered on both health service providers and health care beneficiaries in the Local Government in order of twenty (20) for the health care providers and forty (40) for the health care beneficiaries .Nineteen(19) respondents were also interviewed: six (6) health care providers-The Community Health Officer (CHO), two (2) Nurses, 1 Health Educator, Health Attendants and a Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW);thirteen (13) from the health care beneficiaries -4 Pregnant Women,4 Nursing Mothers,3 Students and 2 Market Women. Secondary data were sourced from relevant textbooks, internet and journals. The data were analyzed using frequency distribution, tables and simple percentages.

The findings of the study show that Primary Health Care is the major service provided by the Local Government as indicated in the analysis where 65% of the respondents strongly agreed to,86% of respondents also agreed that PHC’s services have effects over their lives positively,58% of the respondents claimed that poor funding is a major problem of PHC etc.

The study concluded that Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery in Kosofe L.G.A is not yet satisfactory.


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